Friday, May 09, 2014

Announcing the Kindle edition of "Them Dukes! Them Dukes!"

BRBTV has had the privilege and the pleasure to attend a great many events over the past several years celebrating "The Dukes of Hazzard." These have been fan events -- DukesFest and beyond -- in different locales around the country (but with a heavy concentration in the South, of course). In addition to some of the greatest friends in this author's life, another thing gained from attending all those events is a whole heapin' helpin' of photos. Fun, fun photos that take us right back to the event as we look through 'em. And what to do with all these photos we've compiled since launching the current print edition of "Them Dukes! Them Dukes!" reference guide in 2006? Well, put them in a Kindle e-version of the book, of course! Along with a bunch of other stuff!

The brand-new full-color Kindle edition of "Them Dukes! Them Dukes!" features all of the content of the current print edition, plus other great goodies:
  • Interviews with Byron Cherry, Christopher Mayer, Don Pedro Colley, and others involved in making the series (and that could be the very last interview ever done with Mr. Mayer -- we are blessed and thankful to have had that chat)
  • A huge section covering some the aforementioned “Dukes” events over the years
  • Boosted episode guide, actor bio information, and merchandise guide, as well as added features such as the Hazzard County Business Directory and an expanded “Meet Some Lees” section

On a letter-sized page in Microsoft Word, this Kindle edition measures out at more than 450 pages. Yikes. (We thought it would crash the Kindle system, but it seems to be moving along OK ... )

And yes, we're thinkin' what you're thinkin', if what you're thinkin' is, wouldn't you make a new print edition out of that, too? Well, yes, we are, and it's scheduled for release this summer, and it will include a brand-new cover by talented Baltimore artist Dale Cuthbertson, who illustrated the covers of the "Dynasty High" and "Superchicks" BRBTV books.

The Kindle edition of "Them Dukes! Them Dukes!" is a cool $6, available in a flash for your Kindle or other compatible device. And the title is part of Amazon's Matchbook program, meaning you can get a good deal between the print and e-versions.

BRBTV profusely thanks all the good friends who have helped with the content and review for this new Kindle edition: Brian, Paul, Derrick, Andrea, Cuz Don, Jim, Jason, Will, Billy, Zealand, Richie, Kevin, Natalie ... along with the many others who've helped contribute photos, fun and laughs over the years. This author is blessed to have you in her life. And we hope you enjoy this update. As we tend to say, it's a labor of love.

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